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  • City and County Drug Courts Join Forces for Graduation Ceremony at the Rock Hall

    Oct 19, 2021
    (Cleveland) – The 69th Graduation Ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court was a lot different on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 as it joined forces with Cuyahoga County’s Recovery Court at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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  • The Honorable Larry A. Jones, Sr. 1953-2021

    Oct 14, 2021
    (Cleveland) -- He always loved to call a fellow jurist, “my favorite judge,” and he was a favorite of so many in the Cleveland community. Sadly on Thursday, October 7, Judge Larry Antonio Jones Sr. unexpectedly passed away in Florida at the age of 68.
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  • Yoga in the Park A Huge Success

    Sep 23, 2021
    (Cleveland) -- After months of planning, The Cleveland Municipal Court staged Yoga in the Park on Monday, September 20th at Edgewater Park. The first of its kind event engaged participants of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court in a two hour session promoting total wellness in mind, body and spirit.
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  • The Greater Cleveland Drug Court Receives State Certification

    Sep 15, 2021
    (Cleveland) – The Cleveland Municipal Court’s Drug Court Program has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets. In order to receive the certification, the court had to submit an application, undergo a site visit, and provide specific program materials in response to certification standards that went in to effect in January 2014.
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  • Cleveland Municipal Court’s Mental Health Docket Receives State Certification

    Sep 15, 2021
    (Cleveland) – The Mental Health Docket on the Cleveland Municipal Court has earned final certification from the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on Specialized Dockets. In order to receive the certification, the local court had to submit an application, undergo a site visit, and provide specific program materials in response to certification standards that went in to effect in January 2014.
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  • Greater Cleveland Drug Court Celebrates Six Graduates

    Jun 29, 2021
    (Cleveland) – The 68th Graduation Ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, under the direction of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lauren C. Moore will take place at 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 28, 2021 with just the six graduates in her courtroom.
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  • Changing of the Guard: Court Program Teaching Offenders How to React to Police to Honor Longtime Commander

    Apr 27, 2021
    (Cleveland) – The Cleveland Municipal Court’s Community Orientation Program (COP) honored Deon McCaulley Tuesday, April 27 for his long and dedicated service educating individuals convicted of offenses resulting in negative interactions with police.
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  • Greater Cleveland Drug Court Celebrates 13 Graduates

    Feb 23, 2021
    (Cleveland) – The 67th Graduation Ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, under the direction of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lauren C. Moore took place Monday, February 22, 2021. To ensure the safety of the Drug Court team and all participants, Judge Moore conducted the graduation via Zoom from her courtroom on the 15th floor of the Justice Center.
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  • Judge Michelle D. Earley Reelected to Leadership Position at the Cleveland Municipal Court

    Dec 14, 2020
    (Cleveland) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Judges on the Cleveland Municipal Court have chosen the Honorable Michelle D. Earley as Administrative and Presiding Judge.
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  • 16 Graduate from the Greater Cleveland Drug Court Program: A Mother and Son Among the Grads

    Oct 28, 2020
    (Cleveland) – The 66th Graduation Ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, under the direction of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lauren C. Moore took place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in the Cuyahoga County Jury Assembly Room located on the fourth floor of the Justice Center.
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  • Court Enhances Technology to Keep the Public Safe: Pandemic Protocol – Ensuring Safety and Responsibility without Risk

    Oct 15, 2020
    (Cleveland)—The Cleveland Municipal Court has taken extra steps to ensure the safety of those who have cases before the Court in the midst of the global pandemic. The Court website, www.clevelandmunicipalcourt.org, has streamlined the process to plead not guilty and in some cases, get charges amended and resolved. Also with the recently formed Pretrial Services Department, defendants are more readily released from jail and are monitored electronically.
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  • Judge Cassidy’s Human Trafficking Docket Performs a Virtual Graduation

    Jul 08, 2020
    (Cleveland) – The choice was simple, wait six months and see how we are faring in the middle of a pandemic, or graduate virtually by setting up a Zoom meeting. Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Marilyn B. Cassidy misses the personal contact on her Human Trafficking Docket, but all that is gone in the so-called “new normal.” “No hugs, no food and no coffee, at least for this graduation,” she said.
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  • Moving Violations in Cleveland Amended Due to Current Pandemic

    Jul 02, 2020
    Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Cleveland Municipal Court and the City of Cleveland Prosecutor’s Office have been working to limit personal appearances in Cleveland Municipal Court.
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  • Greater Cleveland Drug Court Stages Its 65th Graduation Away from the Justice Center

    Jun 19, 2020
    The 65th Graduation Ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, under the direction of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lauren C. Moore took place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA), located at 1400 East 55th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.
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  • Pandemic Does Not Stop Drug Court Graduation: Cleveland Celebrates 65th Graduation Away from the Justice Center

    Jun 18, 2020
    The 65th Graduation Ceremony of the Greater Cleveland Drug Court, under the direction of Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Lauren C. Moore took place Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Northern Ohio Recovery Association (NORA), located at 1400 East 55th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.
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  • Cleveland Municipal Court Restarts Operations Limiting Appearances to the Justice Center

    Jun 12, 2020
    After curtailing operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Cleveland Municipal Court will begin misdemeanor arraignments starting Monday, June 15, 2020. Those scheduled for traffic, and misdemeanor arraignments including operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) are strongly encouraged to send in a Not Guilty waiver to avoid coming down to the Justice Center. That form can be accessed here: https://clevelandmunicipalcourt.org/clerk-of-courts/criminal-traffic-division/plea-not-guilty Follow-up hearings will be conducted via Zoom as part of the effort to reduce in-person traffic at the Justice Center.
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  • Justice Center Reopening

    Jun 07, 2020
    (Cleveland) -- After postponing our re-opening by a week, the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and Cleveland Municipal Court will begin allowing more in-person hearings beginning Monday, June 8, if such hearings are deemed necessary.
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  • Cleveland Courts Buildings Closed to Public Until June 8, 2020

    Jun 02, 2020
    (Cleveland) -- After extensive discussion with law enforcement and other government leaders, the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Court, and Courthouse Square will remain accessible only to essential personnel through the end of this week. No public will be admitted to the buildings until Monday, June 8.
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  • Cleveland Courts Buildings Closed to Public June 1-2, 2020

    May 31, 2020
    (Cleveland) -- On behalf of all divisions of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, the Eighth District Court of Appeals, and the Cleveland Municipal Court on Monday June 1, 2020 and Tuesday June 2, 2020 the Cuyahoga County Justice Center, Old Courthouse, Juvenile Court, and Courthouse Square will be accessible to essential personnel only. No public will be admitted to the buildings.
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  • Cleveland Municipal Court Updates Administrative Order in Response to COVID-19

    Mar 24, 2020
    (Cleveland) -- The Judges of the Cleveland Municipal Court, General Division under the leadership of Administrative and Presiding Judge Michelle D. Earley today issued another Administrative Order dramatically curtailing the Court’s operations in response to the growing COVID-19 public health crisis.
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